Private Dining

Private Dining

Our private dining experience can be enjoyed for special occasions in a variety spaces at Wivenhoe House including Signatures, The boardroom, The Garden Suite, The Gazebo and the brasserie

We are delighted to have hosted a number of private dining events for a variety of events including;

  • Birthdays
  • Hen parties
  • Baby naming ceremonies
  • Christenings
  • Anniversaries

Please contact our events team to discuss menu options. Alternatively, we can create a bespoke menu exclusively for you and your guests.

Our extensive wine list is supplemented by a special collection in our cellars. We would be delighted to share our knowledge of wines with you and assure you of a memorable experience.

Our private dining spaces

The Gazebo

  • Private or a la carte options available
  • Up to 12 guests
  • Dedicated waiting staff


Signatures or Drawing room

  • Up to 40 guests on cabaret/rounds
  • Up to 24 guests on one large table
  • Dedicated staff
  • Located in the 18th century main house overlooking the extensive parkland

The Signatures Room

The Boardroom

  • Seats up to 12 on one table
  • Dedicated staff
  • Ideal for post business meeting dining and private afternoon teas
  • Located in the 18th Century Main House

The Boardroom

The brasserie

  • The private alcove area can seat up to 20 guests
  • Dedicated waiting staff
  • the brasserie is located on the ground floor of the modern Garden Wing

the alcove in the brasserie

The Garden Suite

  • The three rooms can be hired separately or as one
  • Up to 120 guests
  • Dedicated waiting staff

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How to contact us?



find us, however you travel
By car:

Whether approaching Wivenhoe House from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road, then right again into Park Road. The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex but Park Road leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see the glorious house from the road.

For Sat Nav please use CO7 9HT and then follow signage to Wivenhoe House. Please note, some Sat Navs may direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park so please check our PDF Map

Download our PDF Map

By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.

By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.